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Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale

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RATINGS: 656   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale brewed with Anaheim chiles and cinnamon


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pjtakacs (8) - - NOV 27, 2011 does not count
Bottle.... Pours a deep reddish amber with an off white head. distinctive cinnamon taste in the beginning followed by the Anaheim chili at the end.. the spiciness is unique. An interesting beer but nothing i’m craving anytime soon. just ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (881) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Tap. Interesting. Can definitely get the chili in both the flavor and aroma. Not sure if I’d consume mass quantities but glad I tried it.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours copper with a large beige head. Aroma of funk with a hint of pepper. Flavors of caramel malts, artificial sweetener, syrup, a funky yeast flavor and peppers starting in the middle to the end. Don’t taste the cinnamon. Overall the flavors combine to give the beer a taste similar to dirt. Not good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (10574) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Draft. Clear amber color, massive tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of Christmas - light, sweet spice. Taste is similar.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2311) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Clear chestnut pour thin off white head light lacing great looking color .... aroma is of cinnamon and fruity yeast, little syrup and some of the pepper .... taste is spicy you definitely feel the heat and a tingly spice of the pepper on your tongue from start to finish but the flavor is mostly sweet fruity yeast, some caramel malt, little candi syrup and cinnamon .... finishes dry and warm with a tingle of the peppers ..... abv is hidden well not a bad brew just wouldn’t say its epic or anything

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3101) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Draft in a snifter @ Sunset Grill and Tap, Allston, MA. It pours dark brown, having thick off-white head. Mild retention. Nose of toasted malt and some light yeast. Not sure where in the world the chilies are? I don’t get it in the nose or flavor. No heat at all. Some caramel sweetness, some cinnamon, lots of sweet bread. Yeast and strong ale Belgian note’s but… not really anything as good as I was expecting. A let down on draft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle from kegs and barrels. Pours a deep reddish amber with a tin iff white head. The aromas are black pepper, cinnamon. The mouthfeel is spicy, slightly bitter and dryish with a medium body. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2348) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2011
22 oz bomber. Pours a clear deep ruby red mahogany color with a medium sized creamy beige head. Aroma of chillies, cinnamon and candied malt. Taste of candied malt, chillies and cinnamon. Interesting.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LinusStick (2838) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2011
I buy these beers for the novelty now, because I almost expect not to like them. This beer is a wreck, and sadly, doesn’t reflect a hint of the chilies that I was hoping for. Aroma is sweet Juicy Fruit gum/Belgian yeast. Pour was a nice deep red with a one finger off white head. Taste was very Belgian. Strong sweet Belgian candi sugar and sweet malt in the front. The top of the tongue is almost numbed by the sweetness. Sweet chewy sugary aftertaste with little alcohol burn.This beer is too syrupy and sweet for my tastes. Would love to find the cinnamon or chilies, but they aren’t there.Mild carbonation

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark amber with beige head. Aroma of fruit esters, farmhouse, malt and chilie. Flavor is much the same with a light sweetness and vaugue earthiness with subtle spice heat in the finish. Moutfeel is medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall, very strange brew buy not bad!!!


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